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The person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; "he could beat the best of them"
Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
Get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
The supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"


A piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments


Tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
Activity characterized by good humor
A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
Act in a funny or teasing way


(n.) The Savior; the name of the Son of God as announced by the angel to his parents; the personal name of Our Lord, in distinction from Christ, his official appellation.


A gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; "a nest of thieves"
A cosy or secluded retreat
A structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
Gather nests
Move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
Fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls"
Inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"
A kind of gun emplacement; "a machine-gun nest"; "a nest of snipers"
Furniture pieces made to fit close together


The basic unit of money in Chile; equal to 100 centesimos
The basic unit of money in Colombia; equal to 100 centavos
The basic unit of money in Cuba; equal to 100 centavos
The basic unit of money in the Dominican Republic; equal to 100 centavos
The basic unit of money in Guinea-Bissau; equal to 100 centavos
The basic unit of money in Mexico; equal to 100 centavos
The basic unit of money in the Philippines; equal to 100 centavos
The basic unit of money in Uruguay; equal to 100 centesimos


Any unwanted and destructive insect or other animal that attacks food or crops or livestock etc.; "he sprayed the garden to get rid of pests"; "many pests have developed resistance to the common pesticides"
A persistently annoying person
Any epidemic disease with a high death rate
A serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal


Be at rest
Stay the same; remain in a certain state; "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week"
Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
Give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"
Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
Rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head"
A support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest"
Sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the tree"
A musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
Not move; be in a resting position
Something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"


Clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
Clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
Become legally vested; "The property vests in the trustees"
Place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons; "She vested her vast fortune in her two sons"
Provide with power and authority; "They vested the council with special rights"
A collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body
A man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat


Add herbs or spices to
A tart spicy quality
Vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment